Originally Posted by 15fan
I'm sure that when you typed "Underground Atlanta", you actually meant "The Georgia Aquarium", right? Having worked near Underground for almost 2 decades, I can tell you that there is 0 reason to go there. 0.
And parking for a Braves game near Centennial Park? I'll give you parking on the west side of 75/85, but Centennial Park is a massive hike from Turner Field. From this part of town, I've never had any issues going down DeKalb/Memorial to Capitol/Piedmont/Hank Aaron. Pre-game grub and a brew at 6 Feet Under is a solid start to an evening.
There are a couple of lots on Hank Aaron that are along the first base line that are great for getting in/out. Near where the Fanplex boondoggle went in. You have to get to them by either coming up from the south side on the interstate, or by working your way through the neighborhoods that are due east of the stadium. But I'd park a bunch of other places for a Braves game before I'd think about Centennial Park.
Disagree about Underground Atlanta. I am not a big shopper, but I actually love some of the little shops down there. They're different, unique and are a cultural experience. It's a bit of a diversion from the GAP culture we have today. It's kind of the same reason I liked going over to Little Five Points. I suppose it's all about whether someone enjoys those types of places or not as to whether there's reason to go there.
The park is about two miles from Turner field. But the parking on the south side of the park is only about a mile's walk. I acknowledge that's still a bit of a hike and not everyone wants to walk a mile to get to a baseball game, but it's worth it for some people to avoid sitting in a parked car for 20 minutes at 10 PM lol. Most of the time, I either parked up there, by the BMV or in the northernmost Silver Lot section over off Fulton. The point, though, as you mentioned, typically parking west of 75 provides better access getting out after the game. For that matter, I'd recommend parking anywhere north of I-20 if you don't want to fight traffic.